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August 04, 2008


Renowned Argentine artist

Perez Celis, a prestigious Argentine muralist, painter and sculptor, has died. He was 69.

Mr. Celis, who suffered from leukemia, died Saturday at the Otamendi sanitarium in the capital, Buenos Aires, the Argentine news agency Noticias Argentinas and the television station Todo Noticias reported.

Considered one of the great figures of contemporary Argentine art, Mr. Celis lived and worked in Lima, Peru; Caracas, Venezuela; Montevideo, Uruguay; Paris and New York.

Born in 1939 in Buenos Aires, "he was a great artist, very well respected everywhere," a former colleague and friend, Ernesto Bertani, told Todo Noticias.

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